Guitar Lessons & Scales – Modes That Matter – #1 Aeolian Metal

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  1. DarkHound9999

    Im looking for two more things – which chords should I use to create certain scale mood, and how to play some cool lick in every mode position. I have pretty much mastered minor/aeolian/blues pentatonic position, but i would like to play fluently in every mode…

  2. DarkHound9999

    its quite easy… you have 7 tones in scale, therefore you can play one scale (C major for example) in 7 different positions on neck, or you can play 7 modulations of the same scale from the same root tone…

    when you are playing C major (which is also called Ionian), you are also playing D dorian, E Phrygian, F Lydia, G mixolydian, A Aeolian and B Locrian at the same time.

  3. Atmost11

    Where did you learn about a bit shift? I just checked on Google, the best article I found was called "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Bit Shifting? [closed]" – its marked as closed apparently because so many people were having such a hard time in the comments. I dont think you really know about a bit shift, this is the internet, I can only speculate but I think one possibility is youre trying to tease the explanation out of me.

  4. markushalfmad

    those having a hard time understanding modes should not dismay, we can use our intuition instead

    modes = formulas = logical thinking = easier for 'adaptors'

    feelings = occur subjectively = intuitive thinking = easier for 'innovators'

    are you an adaptor or an innovator ? it's interesting to know which personality type you are

    ''mode'' means ''manner''; ''way''
    that's where we get the word 'mood'
    each 'mode' expresses a different 'mood', a different atmosphere, a different sensation

  5. markushalfmad

    @esencia16
    1) modes are like formulas and not everybody has natural facility with learning formulas (my personal case); however, it doesn mean we can't eventually get to learn them
    2) many ppl who have natural facility with learning formulas, don't have enough 'teaching skills' to explain them in a crystal clear manner

    thus, if you really want to learn something you have difficulty with, you will need a really good teacher and the right, or most appropriate, method

    good luck!

  6. guitarfreak365

    What kind of scale run is that at 2:15? Scale run in 3rds, 4ths? Could some one explain to me what he is doing?

  7. Atmost11

    Computer programmers are able to understand it because a mode is similar to a bit shift, and that cant be helped. Perhaps we can draw some other analogy instead, something that doesnt make sense – like comparing it to a stack pop.

    Those who understand what a mode is should do what we can to confuse other musicians so they dont wreck our insider secret deal.

  8. Atmost11

    Only virtuous people are able to understand it, except, computer programmers are able to understand it because a mode is similar to a bit shift.

    Those who understand what a mode is should do what we can to confuse other musicians so they dont wreck our insider secret deal.

  9. ChristGuitarDude

    The Aeolian mode is the same as the natural minor scale. So an E- Aeolian is an E-Natural Minor scale.
    The best way to make the scale is by using the major scale as reference. So using the E Major scale flat notes 3, 6, and 7. This gives you E Aeolian/Natural Minor.
    The chords in the video are based off of E Aeolian/Natural Minor.
    Hope that helps.

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